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          EGAT Mae Moh organized an activity of planting rice: Pharachatan riceberry and Hom Bai Toey 62 in a demonstration rice field at Mae Moh Biological Way of Life for Sustainable Development Center, Lampang Province, the Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT). The activity aims to produce high-quality organic rice seeds to distribute to organizations and communities in the area. The demonstration rice field is also open for the public to learn about agriculture.

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          On August 11, 2020 Mr. Ampon Kitichotkul, EGAT Assistant Governor – Mae Moh Mine and EGAT Mae Moh personnel welcomed Mr. Nimitr Padungsilpairoj, District Chief Officer of Mae Moh who chaired the activity “EGAT Plants Rice to Follow in the Royal’s Footsteps”. The event was also joined by heads of government sector in Mae Moh District, Khok Nong Na Agriculture Network, Ban Mae Hang Natural Agriculture Learning Center, Mae Moh District Learning Center, Mae Ta District Learning Center, and educational institutes in Mae Moh District.

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          Mr. Nimitr Padungsilpairoj, Mae Moh District Chief Officer said that the area of EGAT Mae Moh has been selected to plant Pharachatan riceberry for 5 consecutive years. Moreover, for many years, Biological Way of Life for Sustainable Development Center has been a learning center for communities to learn about chemical-free rice farming with Effective Microorganisms, which can produce high-quality organic rice seeds. This guarantees that Mae Moh District is safe and suitable for planting and farming.

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          “Rice Planting to Follow in the Royal’s Footsteps” Project selected Pharachatan riceberry and Hom Bai Toey 62, one of the five rice species in honor of His Majesty the King’s Ascension to the throne, to plant in the demonstration rice field at Mae Moh Biological Way of Life for Sustainable Development Center. The project aims to promote this rice field to be a learning center for the public and distributes the produce to organizations and communities in the area.